Another major winter storm is expected to arrive in the early hours of tomorrow morning. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch and a high wind watch beginning at 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 4 (tonight!) through Thursday afternoon.
Periods of heavy rain and strong winds are expected for the duration of the storm. We anticipate localized flooding in low-lying and flood-prone areas, and flooded roadways are possible. Strong winds are likely to bring down tree branches. There may be power outages.
- Secure outdoor objects that could be blown over by the wind (patio furniture, sports equipment, trash cans, etc.)
- Dispose of leaves and other yard debris in green bin to clear a path for water to move through gutters and storm drains
- Set up sandbags in flood prone areas – sandbag stations are available at the Blackie’s Pasture overflow lot and the Marsh Road parking lot near the tennis courts. Learn how to sandbag.
- Make sure your emergency kit is up to date.
- Sign up for Alert Marin to receive emergency updates. Bookmark emergency.marincounty.org to stay up to date on the latest weather updates.
- Avoid unnecessary travel. Roads will be slippery, and flooding may prevent you from returning home.
- Stay away from downed power lines. Always assume a downed line is live, and call 911.
- If you must drive, use extra caution.
- Do not walk or drive around barricades or through standing water. If it’s an emergency, allow emergency responders to come to you.